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Top Ten Refrigerators in India by electricity consumption and size

By on April 19, 2015

There are multiple types and brands of refrigerators or fridges available in the market today. Everyone wishes to be informed before making a buying decision of a refrigerator. Most sources on the Internet provide details on features and reviews. Electricity consumption hardly becomes the deciding factor. To help people make electricity consumption as deciding factor, we at Bijli Bachao have decided to put up a list of Top Ten refrigerators in India by electricity consumption and size.

Top Refrigerator
  • The basis of this ranking is the data from BEE (Bureau of Energy Efficiency). BEE data contains yearly electricity consumption of a refrigerator and this information is self reported by the manufacturers. The data is calculated in test conditions.
  • We have taken the data on electricity consumption and categorised it by the capacity or volume of the refrigerator. The refrigerator with the least value of units/lts is given the highest ranking. Multiple models with the same value are given the same rank.
  • The list below contains only the top ten ranked refrigerators. List of all BEE star rated refrigerators are available on the useful links given below.
  • Use the ‘Add to compare’ icon to compare the monetary value of the units available from BEE based on your tariff from your electricity provider and your usage.
  • Please note Direct Cool refrigerators are single door refrigerators and Frost Free refrigerators are multi door refrigerators.
  • We regularly update this list as new models get added in the BEE list of refrigerators.

Top Ten Refrigerators

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Click To Expand: Frost Free (< 300 lts)

RankBrandModelGross VolumeUnits Consumption Per Year
1LGGL-D302RPJL285.00242.00
1GL-E302RPTL285.00242.00
1GL-M302RATL285.00242.00
1GL-M302RLTL285.00242.00
1GL-P302RPJL285.00242.00
2WHIRLPOOLFF 2D 305 4S292.00259.00
3SAMSUNGRT29HDRZESA/TL275.00248.00
4LGGL-P292RPJL258.00238.00
4GL-D292RPJL258.00238.00
4GL-M292RLTL258.00238.00
4GL-M292RATL258.00238.00
4GL-E292RPTL258.00238.00
5SAMSUNGRT27HDRZESA/TL253.00244.00
6WHIRLPOOLFF 2D 275 4S262.00253.00
7WHIRLPOOLFF 2D 305 5S292.00318.00
7FF 2D 305 3S292.00318.00
8SAMSUNGRT29HAJSAWX/TL275.00305.00
8RT29HAJSARX/TL275.00305.00
8RT29HAJSALX/TL275.00305.00
8RT29HAJSARY/TL275.00305.00
8RT29HAJSAS3/TL275.00305.00
8RT29HARZASP/TL275.00305.00
8RT29HAJYASA/TL275.00305.00
8RT29HAJSAPX/TL275.00305.00
9HAIERHRF-2903270.00309.00
10GODREJRT EON 260 PS 3.3260.00307.00
10RT EON 260 PS 5260.00307.00

Click To Expand: Frost Free (300 lts to 400 lts)

RankBrandModelGross VolumeUnits Consumption Per Year
1LGGL-D322RPJZ310.00198.00
2SAMSUNGRT39HDJTESP393.00276.00
2RT39HDAGESL393.00276.00
3LGGL-D402RLJM360.00256.85
4LGGL-D402RPHM360.00256.92
4GL-D402RSHM360.00257.00
4GL-D402RPJM360.00257.00
5LGGL-P402RPJM360.00264.00
5GL-P402RSJM360.00264.00
6LGGL-D372RPJM335.00253.00
6GL-D372RSHM335.00253.00
6GL-D372RPHM335.00253.00
6GL-D372RLJM335.00253.00
7WHIRLPOOLFF 2D 375 4S360.00275.00
8SAMSUNGRT36HDRZESL/TL345.00265.00
9LGGL-P372RSJM335.00260.00
9GL-P372RPJM335.00260.00
10LGGL-D322RPJL310.00247.00
10GL-E322RPTL310.00247.00
10GL-M322RATL310.00247.00
10GL-M322RLTL310.00247.00
10GL-P322RPJL310.00247.00
10FF 2D 355 4S340.00271.00

Click To Expand: Frost Free (400 lts to 500 lts)

RankBrandModelGross VolumeUnits Consumption Per Year
1LGGL-M542GPHM495.00299.00
2LGGL-M522GSHM470.00290.00
3SAMSUNGRT49H567ESL481.00299.00
4SAMSUNGRT47H567ESL462.00296.00
5HITACHIR-VG540PND3489.00317.00
5R-V540PND3KX489.00317.00
5R-V540PND3K489.00317.00
6LGGL-M472GPHM420.00282.00
6GL-M472GSHM420.00282.00
6GL-M472GLJM420.00282.00
7SAMSUNGRT42HAUDEGL415.00281.00
7RT42HDAGESL415.00281.00
8HITACHIR-V470PND3K451.00334.00
8R-VG470PND3451.00334.00
9SAMSUNGRT49H5679SL481.00360.00
10SAMSUNGRT47H5679SL462.00350.00

Click To Expand: Frost Free (> 500 lts)

RankBrandModelGross VolumeUnits Consumption Per Year
1HITACHIR-V720PND1KX-1655.00357.00
2HITACHIR-V720PND1KX655.00367.00
3HITACHIR-VG660PND3601.00339.00
3R-V660PND3KX601.00339.00
3R-V660PND3K601.00339.00
4SAMSUNGRT56H667ESL555.00318.00
5HITACHIR-V610PND3K565.00331.00
5R-V610PND3KX565.00331.00
5R-VG610PND3565.00331.00
6SAMSUNGRT54H667ESL528.00312.00
7SAMSUNGRT56H6679SL555.00380.00
8SAMSUNGRT54H6679SL528.00370.00
9LGGR-B812GSPH639.00451.00
10LGGR-B772GSPH608.00440.00

Click To Expand: Direct Cool (< 200 lts)

RankBrandModelGross VolumeUnits Consumption Per Year
1GODREJRD EP 190PDS190.00204.00
1RD EP 190 CW190.00204.00
1RD EP 190PD190.00204.00
2GODREJRH EDGE DIGI 190 PDS 5.1190.00238.00
3SAMSUNGRA20GCLS1/CTL195.00246.00
3RA20GCPN1/CTL195.00246.00
3RA20HCLS1/CTL195.00246.00
3RA20FCIG1/CTL195.00246.00
3RA20FCPP1/CTL195.00246.00
3RA20HCLP1/CTL195.00246.00
3RA20GCPR1/CTL195.00246.00
3RA20GCGL1/CTL195.00246.00
3RA20GCLP1/CTL195.00246.00
3RA20GCPS1/CTL195.00246.00
3RA20GCRR1/CTL195.00246.00
3RA20HCUX1/CTL195.00246.00
3RA20GCTS1/CTL195.00246.00
3RA20GCSR1/CTL195.00246.00
3RA20HCSR1/CTL195.00246.00
3RA20HCRR1/CTL195.00246.00
4SAMSUNGRA19ADES1/XTL190.00239.97
4RA19FDAR1/XTL190.00240.00
5LGGL-205KMG5190.00245.00
5GL-205KMDG5190.00245.00
5GL-205XEDA5190.00245.00
5GL-205KF5190.00245.00
5GL-205KLG5190.00245.00
5GL-205KAG5190.00245.00
5GL-205KM5190.00245.00
5GL-205KA5190.00245.00
5GL-205KSGA5190.00245.00
5GL-205XEGA5190.00245.00
5GL-205XFGA5190.00245.00
5GL-205XADG5190.00245.00
5GL-205XFDG5190.00245.00
5GL-205KFG5190.00245.00
5GL-205KL5190.00245.00
5GL-205KADG5190.00245.00
5GL-201KADG5190.00245.00
5GL-205XFGE5190.00245.00
5GL-205XFDE5190.00245.00
5GL-205XADE5190.00245.00
5GL-205KAGE5190.00245.00
6PANASONICNR-AH183185.00239.50
7SAMSUNGRR1915TCALX/TL192.00249.00
7RR1915RCABX/TL192.00249.00
7RR1915CCASA/TL192.00249.00
7RR1915TCASY/TL192.00249.00
7RR1915RCAVL/TL192.00249.00
7RR1915BCARR/TL192.00249.00
7RR1915TCARX/TL192.00249.00
7RR1915RCASZ/TL192.00249.00
7RR1915RCAPZ/TL192.00249.00
7RR1915CCASE/TL192.00249.00
7RR1915BCASE/TL192.00249.00
8SAMSUNGRR2015RSBVL/TL195.00255.00
8RR2015CSBSA/TL195.00255.00
8RR2015CSBRR195.00255.00
8RR2015RSBSP195.00255.00
8RR2015RSBSJ195.00255.00
8RR2015RSBRJ195.00255.00
8RR2015SSBSU195.00255.00
8RR2015SSBSZ195.00255.00
8RR2015SSBPZ195.00255.00
8RR2015SSBBL195.00255.00
8RR2015CSBRH/TL195.00255.00
8RR2015SSBRX/TL195.00255.00
8RR2015SSBPX/TL195.00255.00
8RR2015SSBBX/TL195.00255.00
9SAMSUNGRA19ACES3/XTL190.00249.00
9RA19ACTR3/XTL190.00249.00
10SAMSUNGRA19AHES3/CTL192.00255.00
10RR1915ASBSE192.00255.00
10RR1915ASBRR192.00255.00
10RA19AHTR3/CTL192.00255.00

Click To Expand: Direct Cool (200 lts to 300 lts)

RankBrandModelGross VolumeUnits Consumption Per Year
1LGGL-285BE5270.00263.00
1GL-285BMG5270.00263.00
1GL-285BNG5270.00263.00
1GL-285BEG5270.00263.00
1GL-285BM5270.00263.00
2GODREJRD EP 240 PD240.00241.00
2RD EP 240 PDS240.00241.00
3WHIRLPOOLDC 260 5S245.00254.00
4GODREJRD EP 210PDS210.00227.00
5SAMSUNGRA23FDAR1/XTL230.00250.00
6LGGL-245BLGA5235.00256.00
6GL-245BSGA5235.00256.00
6GL-245BME5235.00256.00
6GL-245BNDE5235.00256.00
6GL-245BAGE5235.00256.00
6GL-245BMG5235.00256.00
6GL-245BAD5235.00256.00
6GL-245BEDG5235.00256.00
6GL-245BM5235.00256.00
6GL-245BDD5235.00256.00
6GL-245BLGE5235.00256.00
6GL-245BLG5235.00256.00
6GL-245BEG5235.00256.00
7GODREJRH EDGE DIGI 210 PDS 5.1210.00231.00
8GODREJGDE 26 DX4251.00278.00
8GDE 26 BX4251.00278.00
9GODREJGDE 26 BX1251.00280.00
10HAIERHRD-2715251.00282.00

Click To Expand: Direct Cool (> 300 lts)

RankBrandModelGross VolumeUnits Consumption Per Year
1VIDEOCONVCP325307.00290.00
1KCP325307.00290.00
1KCE325307.00290.00
1VCL325307.00290.00
1ICP325307.00290.00
2VIDEOCONVCP324307.00357.00
2KCP324307.00357.00
3WHIRLPOOLDC 32 4S310.00370.00
4WHIRLPOOLDC 32310.00395.00
4FC 32310.00395.00

Link to list of BEE Star Rated Refrigerators: http://bit.ly/Swy57H

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There Are 366 Comments

  1. Kamalakar Sutar says:

    Pls suggest 190 Ltr refrigerator to buy with highly energy efficient under each brand

    • Bijli Bachao Team says:

      Hi Kamalakar,

      You can look at these most energy efficient 190ltr fridge

      Brand Model Number Gross Volume(Litres) Electricity consumption (unit per year) Price
      VIDEOCON VZS207 190 170 NA
      VIDEOCON VZL207 190 170 NA
      LG GL-201KAG5 190 197 10600
      LG GL-201XFDE5 190 197 NA
      LG GL-B205XSHZ 190 197 16090
      LG GL-B205KSLN 190 197 15190
      Whirlpool DC 205 5S 190 203 NA
      VIDEOCON VC205 190 206 NA
      PANASONIC NR-A196S 190 212 NA
      HAIER HRD-2105 190 266 13555
  2. Rajan says:

    hello
    Pls advise the best fridge which sustain cooling under temp 40-50 degree and maintain high cooling in such high temp, it must be inverter tech and start rated.

  3. vinayak says:

    hi ,
    looking for Refrigerator +400ltr , pls share review of IFB & other compatible band in same range

    • Bijli Bachao Team says:

      Couple of reasons why we would not recommend IFB right now: 1) They are not rated by BEE yet (which is kind of strange) 2) Their electricity consumption number that is mentioned on their website is equivalent to BEE 2 star rating.

      Would suggest you to look at a refrigerator that has inverter technology. You may look at these:

      Brand Model Number Gross Volume(Litres) Electricity consumption (unit per year) Star Rating Price
      LG GL-M472GLJM 420 282 4 43100
      LG GL-M472GSHM 420 282 4 47200
      LG GL-M472GPHM 420 282 4 48600
      SAMSUNG RT42HDAGESL 415 281 4 48333
      SAMSUNG RT42HAUDEGL 415 281 4 51933
      • vinayak says:

        inverter technology means that it may work on inverters at the time of power cut .. am I right on this understanding ..further in UP Electricity availability is very poor . consumption of refergator may effect the desired backup.

        & apart from that I found difference of approx. 10K in inverter based & normal referigtors.. pls suggest

        • Bijli Bachao Team says:

          Hello Mr Vinayak,

          Inverter technology should not be confused with inverters that are used during power cuts. In technical terms Inverter is something that converts DC (Direct Current) to AC (Alternating Current). And because batteries provides energy in Direct Current and our appliances need Alternating Current, that is why you need an inverter in between.

          Now inverter technology refrigerator has a DC motor and power supply is AC, so it has internal structure that uses inverter to change AC to DC. The inverter in this refrigerator is inbuilt and it cannot work during powercuts as there is no battery!!

          Now this technology is highly energy saving and saves 40-50% electricity as compared to regular refrigerators. And that is why they are expensive.

  4. srekha says:

    Hi.. it wld b a family of 3.. storage is a bit imp for me.. need double door n less electricity consumption.. which brand is good?? Budget not to get over 25k.. TIA

    • Bijli Bachao Team says:

      You may look at these refrigerators:

      Brand Model Number Gross Volume(Litres) Electricity consumption (unit per year) Star Rating Price
      LG GL-M292RATL 258 238 4 24833
      LG GL-M292RLTL 258 238 4 23488
      LG GL-B292RMTL 258 238 4 20466
      LG GL-B282RACL 255 240 4 24733
      LG GL-B282SLCL 255 240 4 23333
      SAMSUNG RT27HDRZESA/TL 253 244 4 24433
      SAMSUNG RT27JARMESE/TL 253 244 4 22800
      SAMSUNG RT27JARYESA/TL 253 244 4 24400
  5. Kamalakar Sutar says:

    Hello,

    I want to buy a refrigerator under 16 K with specification like single door, direct cool with highly energy efficient.

    Which you will suggest to go as i have seen few refrigerator from LG 190 Ltr – 197 Units & Godrej 190 RD Edge pro PDS – 204 Units. or should i go for another model. please suggest at earliest.

    Regards,

    Kamalakar

    • Bijli Bachao Team says:

      Hello Mr Kamalakar,

      LG 190 Lts models: GL-201KAG5 or GL-B205KSLN would be best for you. They are highly energy efficient and will fit in your budget.

  6. puneet says:

    Hi, I have been using the Samsung 230 L frost free refrigerator RT23/2007 it says is the model number. We want to upgrade now to refrigerator of 270-350 L range. We are a vegetarian family and use the freezer minimally for ice and sometimes for frozen peas etc. I would like to have an energy efficient model and can pay a premium for a higher BEE rating if reqd. From a brand perspective, I am open to all. Can you kindly advise which models will be the best.

    • Bijli Bachao Team says:

      Hi Puneet,

      If your usage of freezer is less, going for a SMART Convertible refrigerator from Samsung would be great for you. In these kind of refrigerators you can convert Freezer into refrigerator. You can look at these: http://www.samsung.com/in/smart-convertible-refrigerator/range.html …. These are all BEE 4 star rated models (high efficiency). There are very few BEE 5 star rated models in the market and most EE refrigerators are BEE 4 star.

      • puneet says:

        Many thanks for your response. We have chosen to go with Samsung 345 Lt , convertible , model no RT36JSRFESL based on your advise and our preferences. Many thanks once again

      • amit says:

        Hi,
        Am looking for refrigerator with >400ltr with French bottom freezer ??? Please suggest me few models .

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